Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Publication Date: 2013. Check Availability

Set in the bleak landscape of Iceland during the poverty-stricken early 1800s, this is the story of Agnes Magnusdottir. She's just been sentenced to death for her role in the killing of two men and sent to an isolated farm to await her execution. The family she lives with is appalled to be housing a condemned murderer, but slowly, they and the young priest chosen as her spiritual guardian discover that there's much more to Agnes' crime than what the official account claims. Based on the true story of the last person to be executed in Iceland, this atmospheric and haunting debut novel may soon be a movie featuring Jennifer Lawrence. (Kristi)

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"A good read. Interesting, tragic story. Some lovely, descriptive passages."